Agushie-Bitter leaf soup recipe

Bitter leaf soup is one of Nigeria’s popular dishes. Not only is bitter leaf soup tasty but it is easy to make. Here’s how to get started on this one.  

bitter leaf soup


  1.  4oz agushi (melon seeds)
  2.  8oz smoked fish or cooked meat
  3. 10 dried shrimp, ground
  4. 2 medium sized tomatoes
  5. 1⁄4pt meat stock
  6. 1⁄2pt palm oil
  7. 1 large onion
  8. 8 – 10oz bitter leaves, chopped
  9. 1 clove garlic, ground
  10. salt and pepper to taste



Grind agushi (melon seeds) with a small portion of onions into a smooth paste and set aside.

Set saucepan on fire and pour palm oil into it.

Add a little stock to ground pepper, some of the onions, fish or meat

and salt. Let it simmer for about 20 mins but keep stirring to avoid stew sticking to pan and burning.

Mould agushi paste into small balls and drop into sauce.

Add the rest of the stock. Add the chopped bitter leaves and cook for

another 5 minutes. Add the ground dried shrimp and allow to simmer

for 1 minute.

Serve hot with Eba (Gari Dumplings) or rice if you like.

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